Tag: Oxfam Australia

Oxfam recognises Day of Mourning on January 26

Oxfam Australia has called for the federal government to follow the lead of many local and state governments to shift towards commemorating rather than celebrating January 26. With Australia’s First Peoples continuing to deal with the consequences of colonisation, Oxfam’s Acting Chief Executive Anthea Spinks said it was pleasing to see the leadership shown by […]

Campaign lights a path for Australia to help prevent famine

Australian scientific expertise and diplomacy should be at the centre of a new push to climate and conflict-proof the global food system at the G20 summit. A discussion paper released today marks the start of the summit and highlights a path to ending devastating widespread hunger. It is being released by Help Fight Famine – a coalition […]

Oxfam congratulates new parliament, calls for more action on climate, inequality, First People’s rights

Commenting on the 2022 federal election result, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:   “Oxfam congratulates all candidates elected to the Australian parliament, including our new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and his Labor government.  “Australians have made clear their desire for a different kind of parliament to confront the challenges facing us. They want […]

Trailwalker Brisbane cancelled

The annual Brisbane Trailwalker event has been cancelled due to impacts of the recent devastating floods in south-east Queensland and northern NSW.    The endurance event had been scheduled to take place from 17 to 19 June from Mount Glorious to Mount Coot-Tha.   Oxfam Australia’s Acting Chief Executive, Andrew Buchanan, said local communities were currently […]

Star-studded concert to launch Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal

The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) is today launching its first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC. A two-hour Concert for Ukraine will bring together leading names from the music world, including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabelo and Manic Street Preachers, to raise money for victims of the humanitarian disaster. Screening on ABC TV Plus […]

Budget lacks ambition at time of massive need

Commenting on the budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “At a time of rapidly escalating need and growing inequality across the globe, this federal budget fails to demonstrate the leadership that is required from a nation like Australia. “While Oxfam welcomes the marginal increase in aid funding through […]

Walking for equality: Teams come together for Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne

More than a thousand people are set to take on an epic challenge of endurance while they raise funds to tackle poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne this weekend. Walking 100km in teams of four, the event will kick off on Friday in the beautiful Endeavour Hills, winding its way through the densely forested Dandenong Ranges […]

Close the Gap report shows efforts to address systemic racism overdue: Oxfam

Commenting on the Close the Gap campaign’s 2022 report, Transforming Power: Voices for Generational Change, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “This report is a reminder to all of us that long-term funding commitments by governments and structural change that empowers Indigenous communities will be needed if Australia is to close the health gap […]

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